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Mister Bob 11-22-2013 09:42 AM

Turkey Dinner! (pron)
 
This cook is from last year, but I thought the timing might be right to share. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

This was a frozen bird, about 15 pounds, no enhancements.
First I assembled the ingredients for the brine:

3 quarts water
2 cups Kosher salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Rooster Booster Rub (or your favorite poultry seasonings)
2 onions quartered
6 garlic cloves crushed
1 lemon quartered and squeezed

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Into the brine, quickly chilled and into the refrigerator overnight (about 12 hours)

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Rinsed well

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Injected with melted butter, rubbed with some more butter and sprinkled with salt and white pepper

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Stuffed with some veggies

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Into the Stumps Baby running at 300 degrees

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A little over 3 hours later, the IT in the breast was 160, and she looked like this

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Rested for about 20 minutes

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Sliced and served with grilled corn, tomato salad and arugula.
For more info on the sides and gravy, check out my blog post at http://thehogblog.com/?p=2606

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Fwismoker 11-22-2013 09:50 AM

:thumb:Incredible looking plate of food.

Mrtodd777 11-22-2013 09:58 AM

I cant wait till next week! Going to try my first bird. That looks great man

PatAttack 11-22-2013 09:59 AM

Beautiful boid, Bob!!

Big George's BBQ 11-22-2013 10:09 AM

Looks Awesome You did not boil the ingrediants of the brine first

Smok'n n Joke'n 11-22-2013 10:10 AM

Sweet....Man that look's "GOOD"

deguerre 11-22-2013 10:11 AM

Not too shabby 'tall. :thumb::thumb:

fingerlickin' 11-22-2013 10:15 AM

A fine looking bird right there. :thumb:

jshull 11-22-2013 10:20 AM

thats amazing looking!! nice plate too..

sliding_billy 11-22-2013 10:29 AM

Great looking bird!

Mister Bob 11-22-2013 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big George's BBQ (Post 2703221)
Looks Awesome You did not boil the ingrediants of the brine first

No, I just used lukewarm tap water and stirred until everything dissolved. Then I cooled it down with the ice cubes.

BBQDaddio 11-22-2013 06:32 PM

Looks great. Not going to brine this year but will be injecting the bird with equal parts butter honey and white wine.

Was the flavor of the butter injection noticeable or is it there mainly for moisture?

Mister Bob 11-22-2013 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BBQDaddio (Post 2703995)
Looks great. Not going to brine this year but will be injecting the bird with equal parts butter honey and white wine.

Was the flavor of the butter injection noticeable or is it there mainly for moisture?

The butter mostly helps the moisture, not much noticeable flavor. Lately, I've been adding white pepper to the melted butter to kick it up a bit.

fat heads bbq 11-22-2013 07:47 PM

that bird looks awesome!!! cant wait for next week.

dport7 11-22-2013 08:06 PM

Very nice looking bird. I aways inject with pear juice and stuff it with apples and pears.


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